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Pham Doan Trang’s 9-Year Sentence: An Outrageous Affront To Human Dignity

Pham Doan Trang’s 9-Year Sentence: An Outrageous Affront To Human Dignity
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“Your Vietnamese will improve if you keep practising,” my Vietnamese tutor says, his stringy grey hair like vermicelli strands combed to one side. “Then you will be able to read difficult books about politics.” He smiles with one front tooth notably more forward than the other. But what if I

Frances An
Opinion-Section
The Vietnamese Communist Regime: 35 Years Since Doi Moi Reform

The Vietnamese Communist Regime: 35 Years Since Doi Moi Reform
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December is a month of year-end celebrations in the Gregorian calendar, but it also marks an important historical milestone for Vietnam: the passing of another year since the initiation of Doi Moi (Renovation) reform in 1986 by the Vietnamese Communist Party (VCP), which aimed to revamp the economic and political

Son Nguyen
Son Nguyen
Politics
The Official’s Gold-Flecked Steak And The Underlying Problems Of Vietnam

The Official’s Gold-Flecked Steak And The Underlying Problems Of Vietnam
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Vietnamese social media was flooded last weekend with images and footage of Minister of Public Security, To Lam and his delegates enjoying a luxurious dinner at an upscale restaurant in London. The video, showing General Lam being hand-fed a gold-leaf steak by the Turkish celebrity chef Nusret Gokce, popularly known

Jason Nguyen
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UN Experts Challenge Vietnam And The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia To Address Human Trafficking

UN Experts Challenge Vietnam And The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia To Address Human Trafficking
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Several United Nations Special Rapporteurs* released a statement last Thursday calling on The Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to stop the trafficking of Vietnamese women and girls who enter Saudi Arabia to serve as domestic workers. These UN experts stated that a number of labor

Aerolyne Reed
Aerolyne Reed
Human Trafficking
Vietnam Briefing: UN Experts Urge Vietnam To Release Pham Doan Trang; Vietnam’s Top Official Is Under Fire For His Luxurious Meal

Vietnam Briefing: UN Experts Urge Vietnam To Release Pham Doan Trang; Vietnam’s Top Official Is Under Fire For His Luxurious Meal
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United Nations’ human rights experts urge Vietnam to release journalist Pham Doan TrangThe Vietnamese Magazine reports: On October 29, 2021, eight U.N. human rights experts called on the Vietnamese government to immediately and unconditionally release detained writer and human rights defender Pham Doan Trang, who is currently facing “anti-State

The Vietnamese Magazine
The Vietnamese Magazine
Vietnam Briefing
Vietnamese Vision Of A “Clean Newspaper” And The Government’s Intolerance To Press Freedom

Vietnamese Vision Of A “Clean Newspaper” And The Government’s Intolerance To Press Freedom
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This year as the world triumphs the importance of free speech with the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to two journalists, Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, for their “efforts to safeguard freedom of expression,” Vietnam has taken a step backward in its respect for press freedom by arresting and

Jason Nguyen
Jason Nguyen
Opinion-Section
Pham Doan Trang's Trial Postponed While UN Working Group On Arbitrary Detention Called For Her Immediate Release

Pham Doan Trang's Trial Postponed While UN Working Group On Arbitrary Detention Called For Her Immediate Release
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Vietnam arrested Pham Doan Trang on October 7, 2020, and charged her under Article 88 of its 1999 Penal Code for allegedly “making, storing, distributing or disseminating information, documents, and items against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.” Her trial was originally scheduled to take place on November 4, 2021, but

Quynh-Vi Tran
Quynh-Vi Tran
Human Rights
The Yin And Yang Of Vietnamese Nationalism: Phan Chau Trinh And Phan Boi Chau’s Thoughts On Vietnam’s Independence

The Yin And Yang Of Vietnamese Nationalism: Phan Chau Trinh And Phan Boi Chau’s Thoughts On Vietnam’s Independence
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Why Should We Care About Non-Communist Discourse of Vietnamese Nationhood?While issues on Vietnamese nationalism have been widely discussed in academia, the English scholarship on Vietnam’s politics and political history since the 1950s has remained ambivalent toward what constitutes the authenticity of modern Vietnamese nationalism. The old historiography of

Cuong Nguyen
Politics